I well remember Kenneth Waite from the Cole Show, seen here with Otto.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Posted by Buckles at 5/30/2007 12:30:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 5/30/2007 06:08:00 AM
Great photo for the rhinocerologists.
Posted by Buckles at 5/30/2007 05:50:00 AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
From Bill Woodcock to Col. Sturtevant , Mar. 15, 1941
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2007 09:39:00 AM
As John Herriott mentioned, Tusko's original name was "Ned", here he is seen with "Mena" on the M.L. Clark & Sons Shows in 1921 in Hartford, Arkansas, having just completed the walk from the previous town.
1901- Great Syndicate Shows
1902- Great Eastern Shows (W.F. Smith)
1903-21 M.L. Clark Wagon Show (Trained by Don Leon)
1921-31 Al G. Barnes Circus (Sold to "Sleepy" Gray and George Lewis early in 1931)
Tusko"s statistics in August of 1932 were:
14,000 lbs. and 10' 2" at the shoulder
17 " circumference of tusks
65" circumference of feet
2' 9" distance between eyes
18' 11" body length
(Died June 10, 1933 at the Seattle Zoo)
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2007 06:34:00 AM
Now with the Al G. Barnes Circus in 1922, we see "Ned" (Tusko), leading the daily street parade and being ridden by Cheerful Gardner's assistant Clyde "Highpockets" Baudendistl.
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2007 06:21:00 AM
Monday, May 28, 2007
I can't add anything to the great info re B&B quarters, but I will respond regarding Memorial Day. We just got home from a visit to my parents' graves in the Veterans' Cemetery. All the graves had been decorated with American Flags and there were a number of larger flags at strategic points in the cemetery.
Mary Jane's parents likewise are in Veterans' Cemeteries: her father where he fell in Belgium (and which we visited in 2002) and her mom in Riverside California.
We are so fortunate to live in this wonderful country; long may its banner wave.
Mary Jane's 3rd Chemo treatment is Wednesday; your prayers are appreciated.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2007 02:54:00 PM
hope that you are all reveling in the freedom and security represented by Memorial Day.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2007 02:00:00 PM
Letter to Joe Fleming 11/7/55.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2007 08:54:00 AM
Sunday, May 27, 2007
All that remains in the Banquet Hall of the Hershey Holiday Inn today are peanut sacks and wagon tracks!
Posted by Buckles at 5/27/2007 08:16:00 AM
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